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on c-span, the life and legacy of senator robert byrd. first, an announcement by south carolina governor nikki haley. followed by a farewell speech. and later senator kay bailey hutchison's farewell address. next, a tribute to the late senator robert byrd on what would have been his 95th birthday. he was the longest u.s. serving member. he was elected to the house of representatives in 1952 and the u.s. senate in 1958. two former staffers, ira schapiro and david corbin, talked about the senator's life. next on c-span, nikki haley. >> the first speaker is irish schapiro. -- ira shapiro. he played important roles in foreign intelligence surveillance and the completing of the metrorail system. during the clinton administration, it he served as a leading u.s. trader and .arned the rank of staff thaman he was described as antidote and he promised to deliver. he practiced international trade law and washington. on behalf of the west virginia state society, i would like to introduce ira shapiro. [applause] >> thank you for the kind introduction. thank you to the society for giving me
with corbin. we have two books that talk about robert byrd from different perspectives. my book is basically about the senate and the last great senate as i refer to it. senator byrd was the majority leader during the period of time i wrote about. it gives you an ensemble sense of how the senate works. the book originated in 2008. i had been in the senate in the 1970s and 1980s. by 2008, i decided the senate had become utterly unrecognizable to me. polarized and paralyzed, really quite dysfunctional. i decided to write a book about the senate when it was great, specifically when i was there. [laughter] when you do something like that, you have a certain risk factor. was it really great? was it only seem great because i was there or because i was young? fortunately, the answer turned out to be, no. i discovered something that was there in plain sight, but had not been noticed. if you googled the words "great senate" you'll find nothing other than my book. [laughter] nobody had ever noticed a great senate. certainly there are great senators and great filibusters, but a great senate had never b
in washington d.c. robert caro presents the fourth volume of his biography of lyndon johnson, "the passage of power," the years of lyndon johnson. this is about 45 minutes. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. that was such a wonderful introduction. such a wonderful introduction it reminds me what lyndon johnson used to say when he got a nice introduction. he used to say he wished his parents were alive to hear it. he said his father would have loved it and his mother would have believed it. you know, when winston churchill was writing his great biography of his ancestors someone asked him how -- he said i am working on the fifth of a projected four volumes. i am not comparing myself to winston churchill but regard to the lyndon johnson biography we are in the same boat. i have been writing about lyndon johnson so long that people ask me don't you get bored? the answer is the very opposite is true. the one reason i don't think of these books as being about lyndon johnson just as i didn't think of the power brokers being about robert moses, i never had the slightest interest in writing the b
all right, janet? - robert. robert, hey. robert, i'm dead glad to see you. how are you? i'm fine. is this a bad moment to call? no! no. little lady had a bit of lock-out problem last night. i helped her out. i was just checking that everything was hunky-dory. - is it? - yeah. now. ( sighs ) now use your magic mobile and get in touch with robert. he had a friend once who kept tortoises and terrapins. sam, i think his name was. describe those neck markings to him. see what he says. you don't believe your cousin, mrs. wainthropp. illogical things bother me geoffrey. kate said children paint the necks, but the first sight of a paintbrush, a tortoise would put his head in, and all that hoo-ha about me singing a solo with the choir and kate not there. i think something is going on tomorrow night and i need to put my mind at rest. i'll be pleased to make the call mrs. wainthropp. - i thought you might be. - ( chuckles ) now, you better go in. you don't want to be late for choir practice. ( chuckles ) well, what do you think? it's strong stuff. are you sure of your fact
xtra. the last two weeks the talk around the park has been robert griffin, iii will only play with speed. his rushing line read two carries 4 yards. lindsay murphy has more from philly. >> reporter: robert griffin, iii was back in action today following clearance last night to play on his injured right knee for the first time in two weeks. granted it was a limited version of the rg3 this team is used to. mont he got the job done in a different -- nonetheless he got the job done in a different way. >> i felt like myself out there. >> reporter: wearing a brace on his sprained right nye rg3 was limited in run -- knee rg3 was limited in running accounting for two carries and 4 yards, but he made up for his lack of mobility with his arm throwing two touchdown passes and amassing 198 yards through the air. >> i thought he did an ex had not job coming back and not -- did an excellent job come back and not having the reps last week and being able to do what he did today. >> it's not abbreviated with a running quarterback before that or whatever else anyone else wants to say. they ca
--proof, not everyone is all-in on this afc northh champion."robert waxman:: 43.19. "what do i do? i run around. i deliver to all the stores. i work with all the screen printers in toon. when they come out with something hot, theyyknow i'm willing to work."robert waxman: entering here."a special deliiery... playoff shirts..."from robert waxman... to babaabooies in federal hhll.confidence comes quick to robeet.robert waxman: .opening ddor 42.50 "i just delivered the playoff shirtt: back to back, cause we're gonna do it. we're goiiggto the suppr bowl this year."a super bowl would be welcome news at printing shops.fred "everyone has one thought in mind, and that's football. theee's nnthing else to think &pabout."even iffsketicism is still in the air....robert that we're goinn all the wayy" in baltimore, paul gessler, fox45 news at ten. straight ahead... smartphones and tablets increase in popular. tryinggtoollre customers back. - 3((break 3)) & tt say p-c's analysts say p-c's are drrpping in popularity as people replace uus hat p-c makers are doing s (nats hello i'm a mac, 'm a pc) in 2012 the pc we
quarterback robert griffin, iii. he has said all along he would lay his body on the line if he needed to make a play. he did today. with less than two minutes left in the game skins down eight and driving, griffin scrambles, picks up 13 yards before going down. the damage would come on the last hit, his right knee buckled and it looked worse than it was. x-rays and mri results came back negative. he has a sprained knee, but still a scary moment for the skins' star qb. >> i knew as soon as i got screamed like a man, of course, but i knew it hurt really bad, but like i said, it didn't feel like an acl or anything like that. larry and them came on the field. i told them just get me to the sideline and i'm come back in the next play. -- coming back in the next play. >> reporter: it was a gutsy effort that didn't go unnoticed by his teammates. >> when the guy does plays like that, those are statement plays. those are message plays. those are plays that says you know what, guys? i'm going to battle for you regardless. >> his passion is love, his hunger to want to be out there speaks volumes. i'm t
jake roberts was a friendly and upbeat person. not at all the anti-social loner so often involved in this type of random violence. abc's tahman bradley has more, now, from washington. >> reporter: police are revealing a baffling portrait of the man responsible for the chaos inside a packed portland shopping mall. the man behind the mask, police say, is 22-year-old jacob tyler roberts, who using an ar-15 semiautomatic rifle, killed 54-year-old cindy ann yuille, and 45-year-old steven forsyth. a third victim, 15-year-old kristina shevchenko was seriously wounded. >> this was a heartbreaking tragedy, by any standard. >> reporter: police are trying to figure out what triggered the brutal attack. unlike other rampages, roberts, they say, did not leave behind signals his life had gone off-course. in fact, he had no history of serious trouble. >> we do not understand the motive of this attack. >> reporter: roberts' ex-girlfriend, hannah sansburn, told abc news that roberts quit his job, sold all his belongings and said he was moving to hawaii. she still has no idea what set him off. >> t
authoritys are focussing mainly on one building tshs tech building. that's where robert honda is live tonight with an update on a room to room search for a possible gunman. robert. >> gasia, we are outside the technology bilgd. at one time the search was going on building to building across much of the campus. now the focus has shifted to the technology building. it was mainly a precaution in terms of the rest of the campus because the original call that came in the initial text message basically said that they thought they saw a gunman in the area of the tech building. now, we've been watching as blis swarm this building going floor by floor and we've seen the light kind of giving us an indication of where the search has been going. now, if you can see, we just a few minutes ago the lights came on on the top floor and, again, the students and faculty that were inside during the lockdown were told to keep their lights off and the blinds closed so any kind of light like that probably indicates that the police are up there and conducting their search in that area. i will say that the police off
with the ravens. the redskins escaped with an overtime win, but they had to finish their comeback without robert griffin iii. good evening everyone. i'm jim rosenfield. fans got their money's worth in the battle of the beltways between the ravens and the redski redskins, but what everyone wants to know right now, how is rg3's right knee? dan hellie is live at fedexfield. a lot of farns holding their breath. at least he had a sense of humor about it tonight. >> it was really funny in his press conference, jim. it really was a tremendous overtime win. so much concern though here about the health of robert griffin iii. he said he's had an ac l before, doesn't feel like an acl. confident he's going to be playing next week. we don't really know anything until he has an mri on that knee expected to take place tomorrow. so in his steed comes kirk cousins, another rookie quarterback who was perfect and then a couple other rookies step up and basically win the game for the redskins who improve to 7-6 on this year after four straight wins. ravens and redskins fans have been trash talking all week long. le
drastic life changes but friends say he showed no signs of violence. 22-year-old jacob roberts quit his job, got rid of most of his stuff and told friends he was moving to hawaii. several days ago he said he got drunk and missed his flight. he also told friends he inherited a lot of money. roberts' own mother had long worried he would end up in jail. >> reporter: the rush of christmas shopping became a rush to survive. bob was walking nearby. >> what did you hear? >> i heard bang, bang, bang, bang, bang! >> reporter: steve forsyth died in the food court. 15-year-old kristina shashanko was seriously wounded. the gunman knew none of his victims. >> we all need to be very thankful this incident wasn't much worse. >> reporter: clackamas county sheriff says the gunman was armed with an ar-15 semiautomatic assault rifle and carried several magazines of ammunition. >> based on the evidence we obtained, it appeared that the suspect's rifle did jam. >> reporter: the mall had recently run a drill preparing for just such an incident. stores gathered shoppers and locked their doors. police arrived
of. here dealing with the palm here, that is robert frost, fame ballot, the first pilot to ever speak at a presidential inauguration. think this was a good time for me to read an excerpt from the book. you'll probably remember the famous poem called the road not taken written by frost. here is my chapter called the poll not spoken. in 196186-year-old robert frost became the first pilot to ever be invited to speak in a presidential inauguration. in the days leading up to john f. kennedy's inauguration frost wrote a special poll for the occasion called dedication. there was a major snowstorm on the night before the ceremony on the day of the inauguration the sun was shining brightly in the sky was blue. frost was about to begin to read his poem, but the very bright glare of the snow prevented him from the will to see his minister clearly. here was one of the world's most famous poets, but he could not read his own words. new vice president lyndon johnson stood up and made an effort to create some schaefer frost with the top at, but it did not help. you can actually see that in the pictu
if you really want to. - oh, i was bringing-- - it's arrived, robert a reply to my advert. - can you believe it? - from whitby? yes, yes, from kate, my cousin my long lost relative. i found her, robert. she's written. she's moved from whitby, as a matter of fact, to a little village called kirk--kirkewell that's it. she's widowed, owns a pet shop. how long is it since you've seen her? oh, not since we were at school together. - oh, you must invite her over. - too late, she's invited us. to yorkshire? we don't have to have passports. oh, think of it, robert, sea air, crab salads, lobster. what do you say? we've nothing much on. well, i have. sorry, i have this article to write. - oh. - there's a deadline. we journalists work to them. - and i don't want my article to be in late. - oh, i understand, robert. i've got to do some research into that dodgy roofing company. i can't believe this. i've found somebody from my family. i thought they'd all passed on. ( laughs ) kate fielding. oh, she did turn a good skipping rope. ♪ salt, mustard vinegar, pepper ♪ ♪ pep
friday weekend. >>> in football news, robert griffin, iii was back in action sunday to play on his injured right knee the first time in two weeks. >> it was a limited version but he got the job done in a different way. fox 5 sports reporter lindsay murphy has more from the rookie quarterback. >> i was playing quarterback for the washington redskins. i felt like myself. >> reporter: rg3 was limited in his running accounting for two carries and four yards. he made up for his lack of mobility with his arm throwing two touchdown passes. >> i thought he did an excellent job coming back and not having the reps last week and be able to do what he did today. i was impressed. >> it's not abbreviated with a running quarterback before that or whatever else want to say. they call me the quarterback because i lead the team. i'm supposed to throw the ball and hand it off and that's what i did. >> he had the support of alfred morris who scored his 10th touchdown of the season. like morris, all of robert's teammates were happy he was back on the field. >> his willingness to be out there and his pa
. some of the people who knew mall shooter jacob tyler roberts best are now speaking out. we'll get to all of that in a moment. the chilling part is there seemed to be no signal at all. >> out of character. >> really out of character. he just snapped and that's what led to the tragedy. unbelievable. >>> also this half hour of the show, justin bieber, the target of a possible murder. police uncover what they say was a plot literally to kill the superstar. >> kill but also torture. leading up. it's a very disturbing plot. >>> also ahead, bringing babies into a labor battle. the union workers using the sound of wailing babies as a weapon. >> i can't imagine anything more effective than the sound of a screaming child. ooh. >> you'll be much more apathetic when you have your own. >> perhaps. perhaps. in the meantime. >>> who is the most fascinating person of 2012? barbara walters shares her pick. it was unveiled last night during her special. interesting choice. you can see this person made a lot of big headlines this year. we're not going to reveal who it is, but interesting choice. sta
-- straight ahead. . >>> the gunman was 22-year-old tyler roberts. roberts had quit his job sold all her possessions and told her he was moving to hawaii. she said robert never showed any signs of being violent. she has no understanding for her son's behavior. he is accused of killing a man and woman and wounding a 15- year-old girl. the man was a married business owner and father of two. the woman a hospice nurse is described as aboved caretaker and a 15-year-old is recovering after being shot in the chest. >>> they released their report on the nurse took the hoax call on the butches of cambridge. she was found hanging from a scarf on a car broke door in her -- war broke door in her -- wardrobe door in her room. they found three letters as well. >>> it was after he was deported from guatemala. he john mcafee is happy to talk to police from belize if they come here to the u.s. >>> time now 44, there does not seem to be any problems in washington d.c. house speaker john boehner has traded proposals with president barack obama but they are still far apart on how to avert the spending cuts
to not make political statements in public. i was told about one that was amusing that robert title one of the american ambassador's during george of the bush came for the presentation of his credentials and then there was the congestion tax that was a political hot potato and being imposed to keep them from driving into london the american embassy maintained there were not liable to pay because they said it was a charge but they call it the tax. robert tuttle arrived for his credentials they went through the formalities then the informal discussion and she said, and stand you think the congestion charge is the tax? she said it is and she said of course, it is. the diplomatic corps turned white at the prospect but that is very unusual. with her relationship with american presidents, she bonded with them on a personal basis but nothing to do with politics. >>host: with several instances you indicated she has a wicked sense of humor. >>guest: she does. she spends a lot of time in scotland is a great mimic and does a good gordon brown. but her sense of humor is subtle and dried and one of
. there was a lawyer who wanted work on behalf of that agenda. john roberts and samuel alito. 1985 in a memo. justice alito wrote what can be made of this opportunity to advance and bring about the eventual overruling of roe versus wade. later that year, apply for a promotion he wrote i'm particularly proud of my contribution. .. so reagan's people went all the way to the intermediate appeals court in arizona. not even the arizona supreme court to find a remarkable figure who buys and a sandra day o'connor. sandra day o'connor is not a social conservative for a religious conservative or anything like the kind of conservatives that dominate the republican party now and that was fine with ronald reagan. he didn't care. it wasn't his agenda either and he's very proud of this nomination of o'connor. 1996, chief justice burger stepped down. reagan elevated rehnquist as chief justice, named antonin scully are to that seat. no question about it. hissing, booing. no question about it. conservatives. the following year, a really key turning point in history the supreme court. 1987, lewis powell said down. lew
in the senate. he was the longest serving senator after robert byrd. >> we're now 15 days from the so-called fiscal cliff. there are so -- there are some signs that there's a deal in the works. house speaker john boehner met with president obama at the white house this afternoon. they talked for about 45 minutes. so far the white house has not publicly responded to the latest republican proposal to increase the tax rate on those making more than $1 million annually. >> coming up on abc7 news at 6:00 federal aid for maryland has been impacted by hurricane sandy. who will get help and who will not. >> behind me, it is one of the things that montgomery county has put in place to improve it pedestrian safety. >> also we have the latest on a fiery crash that shutdown a major highway for hours friday morning and killed two men. >> the fog advisory has been expanded. i will sho you were born an original. there's a health company that can help you stay that way. what's healthier than that? >> police now know who was killed in a fiery crash on friday morning in beltsville. they do not hav
have live team coverage of the clean up. ktvu's robert handa is in the south bay but we begin with ktvu's lorraine blanco where officials reopened a school that suffered serious damage from the heavy rain. >> reporter: you are right. white hill middle school will reopen tomorrow, that decision was made here and as soon as we returned -- and students will return with quite a few changes. >> reporter: a crew spent the day and tonight power washing floors and windows and ripping out carpets. the weekend storm clogged a culvert pushing rain water and debris dine the school in fairfax. teachers in four classrooms packed up, their students will share other rooms or have classes in the library. >> i am worried about the kids adapting. >> the classes are already crowded. >> reporter: they are? >> with the construction, they have a bunch of students in small buildings. they have to share classrooms now. >> the school has been under construction since the summer. workers are building new 7th and 8th grade wings and a new music complex. the four damaged classrooms will take two months to repair.
since 1999. robert griffin the third -- robert griffin iii but all in perspective. >> i was 9 years old in 1999. i stand before you at 22 and the redskins are nfc champions. to me, it is incredible. this is the first time the redskins had a chance since 1999. we did it in one year. the sky is the limit for this team, not only this year, but in the future. >> next up for the redskins, the seattle seahawks. that game is sunday at 4:30 at fedex field. >> rg3 even at less than his best leads the redskins to new levels. hobbling around on one leg, he still rushed for touchdowns. -- a touchdown. the redskins turned it around. third quarter rgiii, a standoff and he brings it in himself. he is faster than everybody even with are hurting me. fourth quarter, a four point lead, and alfred morris did a ton of work on the day. 200 yards, two touchdowns. he was the ndp for many in that game. tony romo, classic, picked off. 28-18, they wear in the nfc east title crown. >> the main thing for our football team is that they are not satisfied where -- with where we are at. that was our first goal. only on
knew roberts well and they trusted her to care for sierra. the grandmother says she thought of roberts as her own daughter. >> the love she needed from my family, she got it. she calledme momma so many times. she didthat in front of her own mother. >> while roberts was given the opportunity to participate in a state program but she opted out of it. >> she wanted to come over to this prison because tlfgs opportunities for work -- there was opportunities for working and other experiences she might not get, however in doing that, she lost some very good treatment that could be beneficial and she offered no explanation whatsoever as to her behavior to cause this child's death. >> although robert's parole was denied the board recommended cognitive therapy for her. >> a dundalk family losz everything in a fire right before the holidays. neighborsare pitching in to help out. two children were in the home when it went up into flames. the kids escaped and. the causeof the fire is still under investigation. you can donate clothes and shoes to help out the family at #208 209 ash wood road an
-span, two staffers for the late senator robert byrd told about his career in politics. then the congressional gold medal ceremony for arnold palmer and a discussion about women in leadership with nbc news's andrea mitchell. >> the taping was top-secret. that means the only people who knew for certain of its existence it was my father, his secretary, and the secret service agent who installed it. that is until president nixon made white house taping it famous and infamous and other presidential recording systems were revealed. against the backdrop of watergate, the concept of taping can seem problematic, but it is beyond doubt that this is a unique and invaluable historical resources. on these tapes, history unfolds in real time in the most dramatic, possible way. we hear the confrontations of the civil rights movement and the life and death decisions being made during the cuban missile crisis. >> caroline kennedy on the 1962 recordings of the late president in the oval office. that this tonight as we continue through the holiday on c-span2. >> the west virginia state s
. robert wolf of 32 advisors? have lunch with him and bill ackerman of pershing. keri kennedy coming up, she is supporting the robert f. kennedy center. it is all for a good cause. stay tuned, believe it or not rivals apple and google are partnering up. david: no. they hate each other. liz: could this be the first of many dances between the two tech giants? doubtful! shibani joshi will have details. stay tuned. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ ♪ [ male annncer ] the mercedes-benz winter event is back, with the perfect vehicle that's just right for you, no matter which list you're on. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho, ho! [ malennouncer ] lease a 2013 c250 for $349 a month at your local mercedes-benz dedeal. at your local as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at %. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes.od. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfactio is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes uld save you
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shattered by violence. a photograph was released today of 22-year-old jake roberts. he worked at a deli outside portland, oregon. police say this is the person who opened fire on holiday shoppers at a mall, firing at families in the food court. he killed two people and then himself. tonight, the shooter's family and his girlfriend are speaking out to abc news, and here's abc's neal karlinsky. >> reporter: chaos amidst the christmas shopping rush. lines of shoppers, even children, could be seen streaming out with their hands up while a shooter was still inside. a day later, police now say the gunman was 22-year-old jacob tyler roberts, a young man with no history of serious trouble, who they say stole an assault rifle from an acquaintance and set off, alone, on a deadly rampage. >> we do not understand the motive of this attack except to say that there's no apparent relationship between the suspect and his victims. >> reporter: hanna sansburn doesn't understand either. >> the person i knew would have never, ever done anything like this. not in a million years. >> reporter: in an intervie
up a portland area malibu don't have a motive. they say jacob roberts apparently had no specific attack when he began tuesday afternoon. >> reporter: 10,000 people were in the mall when the shooting began. the rush of christmas shopping became a rush to survive. bob schwab was walking nearby. >> reporter: what did you hear? >> i heard bang, bang, bang, bang. >> reporter: steven for sight who ran a business died at the food court. 15-year-old christina was seriously wounded. >> what she had to do to get out of the situation, it's clear to me she's a very brave young woman. >> reporter: the gunman knew none of his victims. >> i think we all need to be very thankful that this incident wasn't much worse. >> reporter: clackamas county sheriff craig roberts said the gunman was armed with an ar-15 semi-automatic rifle like this and carried several magazines of ammunition. >> based on the evidence we obtained it appeared that the suspect's rifle did jam while he was attacking individuals in the food court. >> reporter: the mall had just run through a drill preparing for just such an inci
's robert frost the first kuwait to evers to get the presidential inauguration, and i think this is a good time for me to read an excerpt from the book. you will probably remember the famous poem called the road not taken written by frost, so here is my tractor called the polemic not spoken. in 1961, 86-year-old robert frost became the first poet to ever be invited to speak at the presidential inauguration. in the days leading up to john f. kennedy's and automation, frost wrote a special column for the occasion called dedication. there was a major snowstorm on the night before the ceremony. on the day of the inauguration, however, the sun was shining brightly and the sky was blue. frost was about to begin to read his poem but the bright glare of the snow prevented him from being able to see his manuscript clearly triet here was one of the world's most famous poets but he couldn't read his own words. new vice president lyndon johnson stood up and made an effort to create some shade for frost with a top hat, but it didn't help. you can actually see that in the picture. john thune is sitting
-wet, making tracks on the floors. narrator: by 1986, robert joffrey was planning several ambitious works for his repertoire including a restaging of another diaghilev classic, nijinsky's "le sacre du printemps." he also continued to bring in new contemporary choreographers, like laura dean. at the same time, though joffrey was confronting a new challenge beyond his control an illness he was desperate to conceal. watts: rob was always rallying during his illness and always fighting back. and always very eager not to get sicker. and it was not being spoken of as a.i.d.s. -- i knew it was. we were in the middle of the epidemic of a.i.d.s. many of the dancers from the joffrey ballet had died of it earlier. consoer: i don't think bob wanted people to know he had a.i.d.s. and the hospital, obviously, cooperated. and the newspapers also. in those days, i guess you didn't talk about it so much. migdoll: if you're a close friend or family member, you never accept that death will finally come. that somehow some miraculous way, something's going to turn around. man: and we were real
vehicles tour go to >> now on booktv robert sullivan presents a history of the american revolution with a focus on the middle colony, new york, new jersey and portions of pennsylvania. it also recalls the importance of the region during the war and visit several sites to document their historical significance and view the landscape today. from washington's crossing of the delaware to the battle of her clan. it's about an hour, 15. [applause] >> the subtitle of this book is an old irishman not being funny, so it's a great honor to introduce the author and my friend, robert sullivan. i have known two geniuses in my life. one is dead and the other robert sullivan is alive although that robert sullivan is not the robert sullivan who is with us this evening. not exactly, but more about that in a moment. first this robert sullivan is the author of seven extraordinary books, meadowlands, the whale hunt, how do not to get rich, rats, cross-country, the thoreau you don't know and the one that brings us here to delancey st., "my american revolution." in my humble o
inside. 22 year-old jacob roberts had just opened fire with a stolen assault rifle. >> i heard a shooter and the shots rang out. >> i heard all my gosh says sounds like a machine gun. >> they said he was dressed and a white hockey mask >> you could tell he was on a mission he had hardy made up his mind he was coming here to do some harm. >> he's great as many as 660 bullets into the packed crowd. >> some people were crying, some people did not even move because they were in such shock. >> the two dead were 55 year-old hospice care worker and a 45 year-old father of two. a third with victim was wounded watching a confusing scene. >> i have multiples showcasing and people walking around >> as many as 10,000 people were in the mall at the time of the shooting. >> a huge amount of people running in different directions. it was chaos. >> any one of them could be the killer. men, women, and children were told to keep their hands up as a was escorted out. a scan of the mall reveal the body of the killer who had apparently killed himself. >> we see up close picture of him right here and the peop
, meantime, gave the following letter to a local tv station. it reads, quote, tami roberts wishes to express her shock and grief at the events at clackamas town center on tuesday. she has no understanding or explanation for her son's behavior and requests that her privacy be respected. more now for a search for a motive and a search for answers from kyung lah. >> anybody standing behind us, they're going to have problems. >> reporter: housemates of jacob taylor roberts avoided our questions. not willing to talk about what might have led roberts to open fire on holiday shoppers. >> yeah. i've seen him there. >> reporter: neighbors say the 22-year-old moved in about six months ago, renting the basement of this portland house. bobbi bates last saw him yesterday when he left at 1:30 in the afternoon. >> he just came out. and he didn't wave or anything. came out with a guitar case in the car. >> reporter: two hours later, the 911 calls were coming in from the clackamas town center. roberts, wearing a hockey mask and firing a stolen ar-15 semiautomatic rifle was making his way through the mall. >>
to produce scholarly book on law, morality and public policy. robert bork was one of the most influential legal scholars of the past auto years anthony scalia said in a statement. his impact on legal thinking in the fields of antitrust and constitutional law was profound and lasting. >> you hear people saying well i think it's it wrong but who am i to judge? which is kind of a frightening thing. if we can't judge what's right and wrong, we're in deep trouble. and we are. >> robert bork was 8 a. 85. >> shepard: this is the fox report. tonight, fiscal cliff soundoff. house speaker john boehner pushing for republican backup plan. president obama is vowing to veto. the president says enough is enough. no more discussion. time to actually do something about gun violence. >> this should be a wakeup call for all of us. >> shepard: he says this time words must lead to action. >> if there is even one thing that we can do to prevent any of these events, we have a deep obligation. all of us to try. >> shepard: now the president is setting a deadline and asking gun owners to help get this done. plus
robert weiss is accustomed to cover the grieved. i-people move here because this is a safe place, a small town where neighbors know neighbors. dana lives mere the elementary school. >> i'm numbed still. you hear about this happening but never here in your backyard. >> over the next several days there will be dozens of funerals and memorial services here. then the daunting task of trying to return to some sense of normalcy. >> what's next week going to be like for the children who survive this? how are they going to walk into that school? how are they going to keep moving forward? how are they going to feel safe? who are they going to trust? >> many here know this is an enduring loss and path forward will be a long one. chris? >> molly, thank you. it is a parent's worst nightmare. you get a call your child's school is in lockdown. some families in newtown got that call friday. calls that led to relief or despair. joining us now is robert locata his son aden is a first grader saved by his teacher and ran to safety. his daughter was also unharmed. also joining us joe and lynn wassick as well
. martin luther king jr. and robert kennedy. i was with robert kennedy in indianapolis, indiana, on the evening of april 4, 1968, when i heard that dr. king had been shot. i didn't know his condition until robert kennedy spoke at a rally that i was having to organize and said that dr. king had been assassinated. that clip. robert f. kennedy: i have some very sad news for all of you, and i think sad news for all of our fellow citizens and people who love peace all over the world. and that is that martin luther king was shot and was killed tonight in memphis, tennessee. martin luther king dedicated his life to love and to justice between fellow human beings. he died in the cause of that effort. in this difficult day, in this difficult time for the united states, it is best well for us to ask what kind of a nation we are and what direction we want to move in. for those of you who are black, considering the evidence, evidently that there were white people responsible, you can be filled with bitterness and with hatred, and a desire for revenge. we can move in that direction as a coun
they are good justice. things are changing. contrast that with what chief justice roberts wrote in a forward to clare's book last year. it sets asides the black robes and delves to the private side of the the court catching relations between friends, family, and one another. it will delight all those who want to look beyond the portrait and gain view of the individual who quietly contributed so much to the work of the court and the advancement of justice. we are in a new era, really, of supreme court historiography. i think we should raise it. it any my own career i -- as much as the.of the court and makes for interesting reads as all of the authors illustrate. so to start it off, i think i'll ask question about this point whether why pernltd and background are important. i hope the panelists will use this as an opportunity talk about the books and tell stories. then we'll have further discussion and eventually i'll open it to the audience and there's a microphone that will ask you to use in the center aisle here. so first i'll ask clare cushman to speak about her book court watchers. clare
much. >>> when we come back, former white house press secretary, robert gibbs. also nbc news political director, chuck todd. and later, senators bob corker and tom coburn. and congressman tom cole. plus an update on the condition of secretary of state hillary clinton who is hospitalized with a blood clot. we'll have a live report. you're watching "morning joe" brewed by starbucks. >>> the offers that i've made to them have been so fair that a lot of democrats get mad at me. i offered to make some significant changes to our entitlement programs in order to reduce the deficit. they say that their biggest priority is making sure that we deal with the deficit in a serious way. but the way they're behaving is that their only priority is making sure that tax breaks for the wealthiest americans are protected. >> all right. we're taking a look here as the clock counts down as we head over the fiscal cliff. a live look at capitol hill as the sun comes up over washington. they're working, working away there on capitol hill. here with us now from washington, former white house press secretary and
could be the vote deciding factor but roberts could be the pivotal vote. >> chief justice's tend to look for history. where will their position be? robert proved this in the health- care he was the deciding vote that helped sell the mandate. and he will go down in history as the roberts vote, not the kennedy boats of all holding that. i think that he will see this as a similar issue. not at the kennedy--about. >> and they are not anyone. >> little says that it is likely that they will not take the proposition 8 and the marriage back case back to back toward the could be looking at a decision sometime in the month of june, next year. dan kerman, kron 4 news scored >> mexican officials confirm that mexican american singer jenni rivera has died in a plane crash. video shows the site of the crash. the superstar along with two pilots and four other passengers were flying to mexico city when the plane lost contact with air traffic controllers just outside of monterey, mexico. rivera was born in long beach and first released her debut album in 1999. in october, people en espanol named rivera to
on that ootingng mall shooting in oregon last night. the police are now telling us us gunman was jacob roberts, 22 years old. 2e killed two shoppers, total strangers and then killed himself. what we don't know is why. whhn blackstone is in clackamas ounty, oregon. oregporter: 10,000 people were when tmall when the shooting began, the rush of christmas s opping became a rush to survive. bob schwab was walking nearby. what did you hear? >> i heard bang, bang, bang, bang. >> reporter: stephen forsythe iled in the food court. shopper cindy yuille was there, e o. a 15-year-old was seriously wounded. the gunman knew none of his victims. >> i think we all need to be very thankful that this incident wasn't much worse. >> reporter: the gunman was armed with an ar-15 semiautomatic rifle and carry the several magazines of ammunition. >> it appeared the suspect's rifle did jam while he was attacking individuals in the arin court. uchreporter: the mall had incitly run a drill preparing shojust such an incident. stores gathered shoppers and incked their doors. allice arrived at the mall within two minutes of th
gunman. campus police tell us there have been no reports of shots fired. >> our robert handa is on the scene now. robert is joining us live on the telephone. what can you tell us? >> reporter: as frank said as we reported earlier, the san jose police are basically assisting the san jose city college campus police. they are conducting a campus widowed. police say officers are going from building to building looking for this reported shooter. the initial call came from one person who did not identify themselves. important thing that policement to say is they have not had any reports of shots fired. they have not had any reports of any victims reported. we've been talking to faculty members. they say that basically they are only going by the initial information they were given by campus police that there is a search going on for a possible gunman. they say the scene is hectic but everyone is staying pretty calm. at this point it's been going on for a little while. they say they haven't had anything really new to report except for just waiting to see what happens. one thing that
. >> now on booktv, fairness 17th annual texas book festival in austin, texas, robert draper discusses his book titled "do not ask what good we do" inside the u.s. house of representatives. this is about 45 minutes. >> afternoon in the ceo and editor-in-chief of the texas tribune. i'm pleased to be here developed buddy, robert draper, magazine writer and author whose latest book is "do not ask what good we do." robert is a familiar face around these parts having spent the media early part of this tour is one of texas marquee writers. i together kenefick dean martin and jerry lewis back on stage one time. he is currently a contributing writer to "the new york times" magazine and "national geographic" and correspondent for gq. dead certain a critically acclaimed biography at church biography of george w. bush, comprehensive history "rolling stone" magazine and a novel he transposed. robert is a native of houston attended university of texas at austin. please join me in welcoming robert draper. [applause] nice to see you. i thought we might start broad. are we better off than we were two year
overseas. >> hi, my name is robert foster in japan. sending greetings to my sister, my nephew, you'll my friends and family in prince george county maryland. happy holidays.  >>> santa claus is coming to town. >> i was caroling to you. >> oh, that's nice. >> santa claus is coming to town. >> have fun. >> you are driving away. i can't finish this song . hey, hey. santa cause is coming to town. >> that's nathan barnett. he's not the best caroller you've ever heard. he might actually be the worst. but he's not let centsing that stop him. he is going around la and singing for people who are driving, walking, almost anywhere. >> is he funny? >> also didn't see the best quality video there. trying to do his part. >> no, he's not. he's trying to be on tv in cities all across the country. >> i'm with allison. >> i wish i had that much time to do that. >> the only video i saw he's slight leah knowing. >> we had video where he's chasing a woman jogging. that can get you tased. trust me, i know. >> bring back the cute puppy video. >>> i like how tony does the shorthand versio
valley and started by laverne robert and provides two annual powwows and numerous fundraisers. gwen has been part of the alliance for about 15 years now. gwen is a elder and retired from the american indian district titles four, seven and nine of the indian education act. she has moved beyond the limits of her duties for the families in her district. she spends time volunteers for all community functions that the alliance puts on. the families that she serves remember her fondly and all that she did for them. she offered her talents to powwows, food booths, graduations and dinners and let's watch a video on gwen stirrer. >> i am [inaudible] known as the keepers of the western door. they're on the western side of new york and they're the biggest of the tribes. i'm the one -- i'm the one that creeks that runs through our reservation now. indian community -- there was nothing in the beginning. for 20 years that i work in the school district helping the children understand that their heritage was important, and important to be proud of being indian, and so that gave them reasons to s
oh my gosh that's a gun. >> investigators say the gunman was 22-year-old jacob roberts. they say he had stolen the gun tuesday from someone he knew. they don't know how many rounds he fired. the bullets killed two people 54-year-old cindy yule and steven forsyth. a third victim, christina is still in the hospital. the county sheriff call it is a heart breaking tragedy yet adds,. >> we need to be thankful that this incident wasn't much worse. >> reporter: one reason he says law enforcing were on the scene one minute after the first call. >> there's one person say there was there's a man when the rifle near the food court. >> reporter: another reason the sheriff says the rifle jammed while here fired. though he later fixed it people had more time to escape. officials say an early investigation shows roberts will no significant criminal history. they say roberts shot himself in the mall, removing the chance for them to ask him how he could do in. >>> pope benedict posted his first tweet today. his much anticipated first tweet, dear friends aim pleased to get in touch you through twitte
. of friends of 22-year-old jacob roberts say he was outgoing and energetic but lived a tough life. roberts murdered two strangers and critically wounded the third yesterday before turning the gun on himself. there were about 10,000 people inside the shopping center at the time. but the sheriff there says there's a reason more people were not killed. >> based on the evidence, it appeared to the suspect's rifle did jam while he was attacking individuals in the food court. we all need to be thankful that this incident wasn't much worse. >> roberts had no criminal record. investigators say he stole the rifle he used from someone he knew. so far there is no apparent motive for the attack. >>> new details tonight on what happened before the discovery of two people found bound and gagged in the middle of a san francisco street. joe vasquez on how the brutal crime went down, and the cryptic aliases the suspects went by. >> reporter: according to court document, the two male sense, one carrying a gun, went inside this home at 3733 san bruno avenue, assaulted the male victim, steven reed, then tied
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